JSE-HDSC | ISBN 978-078915152-0 | Softcover $14.95
JSE-HDHC | ISBN 978-078079320-0 | Hardcover $21.95

A House Divided: America's Civil War, Student Book

JSE-HDSC | ISBN 978-078915152-0 | Softcover $14.95
JSE-HDHC | ISBN 978-078079320-0 | Hardcover $21.95
A House Divided: America's Civil War, Student Book

Why is the Civil War a defining moment in American history? This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to the Civil War.

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Contents

Prologue

Was It Worth the Cost? Mary Boykin Chesnut

Creating Context

The Civil War • Timeline • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: 1861–1862: What Were They Fighting For?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

Fort Sumter Falls (diary)
Mary Boykin Chesnut
Reflections on the Civil War (essay)
Bruce Catton
The Pickets (short story)
Robert W. Chambers
First Battle of Bull Run (press report)
William Howard Russell
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh (short story)
Ray Bradbury
Shiloh: A Requiem (poem)
Herman Melville
The Colored Soldiers (poem)
Paul Laurence Dunbar

Cluster Two: 1863: A Turning Point?

Thinking Skill: Comparing and Contrasting

Freedom to Slaves! (eyewitness account)
James McPherson
A Debt of Honor (short story)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Draft Riots (article)
Susan Hayes
Gettysburg (historical fiction)
Gary Paulsen
The Gettysburg Address (speech)
Abraham Lincoln
William Clarke Quantrill (article)

Cluster Three: 1864–1865: What Were the Costs of the War?

Thinking Skill: Summarizing

The Blue and the Gray (short story)
Louisa May Alcott
At Chancellorsville (poem)
Andrew Hudgins
Lee Surrenders to Grant (eyewitness account)
Horace Porter
Farewell Order to the Army of Northern Virginia (speech)
Robert E. Lee
Death of Lincoln (eyewitness account)
Gideon Welles

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

Petition from Kentucky Citizens on Ku Klux Klan Violence (petition)
Still a Shooting War (excerpt)
From Confederates in the Attic, Tony Horwitz
Change of Heart (article)
Patrick Rogers
Slavery in Sudan (article)
Hilary MacKenzie
At Gettysburg (poem)
Linda Pastan